If you have big dogs, you’re probably wondering what names could possibly do them justice. From Newfoundlands to Great Danes, there are a lot of big dogs out there — and they all deserve amazing names.
You can hardly go wrong if you go for something funny like Peanut or powerful like Thor. Keep reading to find our list of the best big dog names — including great options for females, males, black dogs, and white dogs. Plus, we’ve put together a set of funny and unique names that your pup is sure to enjoy.
Female Big Dog Names
Male Big Dog Names
Black Big Dog Names
If your pup is dark and mysterious, you may want a name that’s black as night. How about one of these great names for big black dogs?
- Black Hole
White Big Dog Names
Funny Big Dog Names
If your dog is a giant goofball, you might want a funny big dog name. Why try one of these hilarious options?
- Mr. Bean
Unique Big Dog Names
Do you have a quirky dog? The best name for a unique dog is – you guessed it – a unique name! Here are our favorites for big dogs:
Bonus: A Famous Big Dog
What’s the biggest (fictional) dog you can think of? We’re willing to bet it’s Clifford the Big Red Dog — a massive 30-foot puppy who stars in his own book series, movies, and TV shows.
This huge dog has been charming kids since 1963. But what breed is he, and where did he get his name? Clifford’s breed isn’t totally clear, but he looks like a combination of a Vizsla, a Bloodhound, and a Labrador Retriever.
Clifford’s name has an unusual source: he was named after a childhood imaginary friend. So if you’re really stumped, why not name your dog after your imaginary friend?
Finding the Right Name for Your Big Dog
We hope this list has helped you find a name that’s as big as your dog. Whether you choose something classic, funny, or unique, your pup needs a great name that suits its large and lovable size. Why not go with Goliath, Peanut, or Athena? And if your dog is black or white, we have plenty of specific suggestions like Midnight, Muddy, and Vanilla.
If you haven’t found the right name, famous characters like Clifford and Marmaduke could be just the inspiration you need. Otherwise, take a look at one of our other lists:
- The Best Names for Black & White Dogs
- What should you name your Husky?
- 100+ Great Names for Fluffy Dogs
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Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
She’s been featured in PetAware, Dogtime, and ModernDog.